Neal Barton's POV

How can you lead when you can't follow?


POSTED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 4:44pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:14pm

So the NSA spying story comes out a few weeks ago.

Everyone is outraged or feigns outrage.

When asked about it, the President said, "Congress knows this sort of thing has been going on for year."

We're talking about the National Security Administration dragnetting all phone records and other communication devices and saving them in case, they need them to fight terror.

Well, come to find out, most of Congress did not know what was going on and they were finding out just like we were, from the media.

But, to the federal government's credit, they arranged a briefing for the House of Representatives.

Most of them went and one California Congresswoman told C-Span afterward, "I had no idea what was going on was to this level." She then walked off from the reported obviously not wanting to say anything else.

So, last Thursday, the feds arrange a briefing for the Senate.

And guess what happened?

Most of them blew off the briefing and went home for the weekend.

Let me get this straight,

This is one of the biggest stories in years and the guys and ladies go home.

Freedom outpost reports, only 47 of 100 senators attended the early afternoon briefing, leaving dozens of chairs in the secure meeting room empty as Clapper. Alexander and other senior officials told lawmakers about classified programs to monitor millions of telephone calls and broad swaths of Internet activity.

The Hill newspaper was not provided the names of who did and who didn't attend the briefing.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who has been a top critic of the surveillance programs, was one senator spotted leaving the briefing. .

They're all out of touch.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Here's the real agenda for the world in 2013 and here's who gets to decide.

Every year US business and political leaders attend the Bilderberg meetings in direct violation of the Logan Act.You haven't heard of it because the US media censors all reporting on the subject. Bilderberg is a global think tank where public policy is discussed and formulated. Here's proof it exists. This ain't conspiracy theory, it's conspiracy fact.

The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 30 January 1799, currently codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.
But the Logan Act only applies to serfs. Remember the movie Charlie Wilson's War? Wilson violated the Logan act but wasn't prosecuted.

Your all just confused. NSA stands for National Serf Authority. Ironically while you serfs are being investigated, the Obama administration refuses to disclose the White House visitors logs. Who has the president met with in private? The cooperation of business and government to shape opinion and gather information on citizens is scary. Here's Mussolini's opinion.
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
― Benito Mussolini

If the briefing followed the Sunday media storyline as was presented on Meet the Press, then nobody missed anything except for MORE LIES. Briefing congress with lies is hardly an explanation for the incredible trashing of our constitution. As I watch a media in bed with an authoritarian government I realize the truth will never be told and this nation can never call itself free. And don't we all really know that anyone in congress who votes to end these programs commits career suicide.

NSA spies and collects dirt on everyone for blackmail, IRS uses 1040s and waivers to alter the elections via vote suppress votes, ATF runs guns to Mexico to disarm citizens, DOJ closes their eyes and refuses to look into it all, and all the while Obama and his staff give them a wink and a nod.

But I warn you DEMOCRATS, what goes around, comes around. If you don't stop Obama then when a Republican administration comes along, don't be shocked if YOU are the target and a precedent has been set.

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